Chester Races Ladies' Day is always dominated by eye-catching outfits no matter what the weather. But the sun which greeted the start of the May Festival at Chester Racecourse yesterday has returned this morning so we can expect visitors to the historic course to pull out all the stops to turn heads and make an impact. The feature race of the day is the MBNA Chester Vase at 3.35pm. We will be providing live updates with pictures throughout the afternoon.

Signing off

That’s it for another Ladies’ Day. Thank you for following our updates from the Roodee throughout the afternoon. Don’t forget you can check out our galleries of pictures from a memorable day at the races by visiting the Chester Chronicle website

Day's final winners

Official best dressed

Well we may have declared our choices for Best Dressed at Ladies Day but these are the official winners from Chester Racecourse

Top of the frocks

Chronicle reporter Carmella De Lucia has made the same choice as Sallie Ehlen so we will have to declare this the outfit of the day!

Racegoers looking stylish during Boodles Ladies Day at the 2017 Chester Races
Racegoers looking stylish during Boodles Ladies Day at the 2017 Chester Races (Image: James Maloney)

Triumphant

Pink vision

Final race of the day

The last race of the day is the Virgin Atlantic Handicap (for 4yo+ rated 76-90 over 1m 2f) which starts at 5.05pm

Editor's girl

Outfit of the day as far as editor Michael Green is concerned is this one

A stylish racegoer at Ladies Day
A stylish racegoer at Ladies Day (Image: James Maloney)

It's Leanne for Lois

The top choice from the day’s outfits for Daily Post content editor Lois York is this one

Real Housewife of Cheshire Leanne Brown looking gorgeous in red
Real Housewife of Cheshire Leanne Brown looking gorgeous in red (Image: Ian Cooper)

The hat wins it

Daily Post content editor Petra Mann was very impressed by Maria’s hat

Maria Chisley from Barmouth looking elegant
Maria Chisley from Barmouth looking elegant (Image: Ian Cooper)

Steve's top outfit

This was the outfit which caught the eye of Steve Bagnall from our sister paper The Daily Post

Lucinka Hodnett from Northwich looking lovely in a navy jumpsuit
Lucinka Hodnett from Northwich looking lovely in a navy jumpsuit (Image: Ian Cooper)

Winning ways

Fran's top outfit

Our content editor Frances Barrett has chosen this as the most eye-catching outfit of the day

A gorgeous summer dress for a gorgeous summer's day
A gorgeous summer dress for a gorgeous summer's day (Image: James Maloney )

Leah's choice

This is the choice of outfit of the day from our community content curator Leah Jones

Jodie Stringfellow from Chester looking glamorous at Ladies Day
Jodie Stringfellow from Chester looking glamorous at Ladies Day (Image: James Maloney)

Sallie's favourite

This was our community content curator Sallie’s Ehlen’s favourite outfit of the day

Racegoers looking stylish during Boodles Ladies Day at the 2017 Chester Races
Racegoers looking stylish during Boodles Ladies Day at the 2017 Chester Races (Image: James Maloney)

Michael's a winner

Ladies' day in all its glory

Woman in white

Hannah Lavell from Flint looking a vision in white
Hannah Lavell from Flint looking a vision in white (Image: Ian Cooper)

Coming up

The penultimate race of the day is the T&L Leasing Handicap (for 3yos rated 76-90 over 6f) due to start at 4.35pm

A vision in blue

A stylish racegoer at Ladies Day
A stylish racegoer at Ladies Day (Image: James Maloney)

Police praise

Regular visitors

Ex-Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen and his wife, Louise
Ex-Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen and his wife, Louise (Image: James Maloney)

The winner of the fifth race is...

Heck of a hat!

Wow!
Wow! (Image: James Maloney)

Coming up

The fifth race of the day is the English Fine Cottons E.B.F Stallions Maiden Stakes (for 2yo maidens over 5f) which is about to get under way

Great day out

Out and about

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the hard work of all the emergency services who help keep revellers safe on days like today.

Not to mention all the people who work in hospitality.

Proud moment

The fizz is flowing at The Grosvenor

The Chester Vase top three